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Awarded "Paramedic of the Year" For His Bravery

BRITAIN'S TALLEST EMS worker at 6-ft. 8-in. was awarded the title "Paramedic of the Year" in recognition of his rescuing two people from a burning house in September, 2011.  Lincoln Dodd, 41, nicknamed "Tiny" by his fellow squadsmen used his height to reach a couple trapped in a second floor window by a fire set by an arsonist that was roaring through the first floor.  His ambulance was first on the scene and the firefighters had not arrived yet when he found the couple in distress.

Tiny is the medic on the left  (Daily Mail / Newsteam)

The Daily Mail tells us:

Recalling the moment he managed to pluck the stranded pair from the inferno, he added: 'Someone had poured petrol through their letterbox and set it alight, the couple were trapped upstairs.

'I realised I could reach them if they lowered themselves from the upstairs window where they were trapped.  I put my hands up so I could reach their ankles and lowered them onto my shoulders so I could get them down.'

Speaking after he received the award Lincoln, who has served as a paramedic with West Midlands Ambulance Service for seven years, said: 'The award was a bit of a bolt out of the blue, but very nice all the same.'

He received his award on the floor before the House of Lords.

Read the full STORY HERE.
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